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The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water


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Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge. The amount of ice that melted on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the entire state of Florida in two inches of water.

It's the third instance of extreme melting in the past decade, during which time the melting has stretched farther inland than the entire satellite era, which began in the 1970s.
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Greenland's ice sheet has experienced a "massive melting event" during a heatwave that has seen temperatures more than 10 degrees above seasonal norms, according to Danish researchers. 

Since Wednesday the ice sheet covering the vast Arctic territory, has melted by around eight billion tonnes a day, twice its normal average rate during summer, reported the Polar Portal website, which is run by Danish researchers.


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Perhaps the largest melting event known produced the Kankakee Torrent in which melt water from the Erie-Huron, Saginaw and Michigan lobes of the Laurentide ice sheet were all melting at once and sent their water into the Kankakee River.  Apparently there was also a cataclysmic flood involving the draining of a proglaciaql lake into the Kankakee.  It ran 50 feet higher than the highest flood since.



https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=DHsnEAAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA317&dq=kankakee+torrent&ots=IXGwbB_xhq&sig=oYST4d08msMnbnEalI4NjNXu0UA#v=onepage&q=kankakee torrent&f=false


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